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Analysis of the Haiku structure

midwinter slush;
the gray breast
of a chipping sparrow

Brian Austin Darnell, USA
cco 2017-02-1


On aurait pu s'attendre ici à un Point Actif (de couleur). La poitrine orange du rouge-gorge. Mais non, l'auteur a choisi la similitude basée sur le gris entre neige sale et gris du moineau. Sa force vient peut-être de là, de la surprise d'un haïku qui n'est pas exactement comme on l'aurait prévu. Une figure peu commune.


bird snow grey color

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* simili - Similitudes.
Use of images with common semes. The sharing of common semes (qualities, characteristics) makes images reinforce each other. There is resonance because the mind makes the relationship between the two images.

A cup of tea and a lake share the fact that they are an expanse of liquid surrounded by a rim. We can "see" the image of one in the other.

Effects: liadyn - Binding with dynamics effects

At the level: 2-prof - Deep level
Deep and non explicit structures, active objects of the unconscious.

Description level: 5-strp - Deep structure (schemas, patterns, cultural, associations, similarities)

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